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2 Jacks Reviews

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Geoff Berkshire
Variety
October 21, 2013
Bernard Rose's fourth ultra-low-budget Tolstoy adaptation suffers from a slack narrative and abysmal dialogue.
Susan Granger
SSG Syndicate
October 19, 2013
Inconsistent yet reverential, it's a truly trivial pursuit.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Anders Wright
San Diego Union-Tribune
October 18, 2013
John Huston's shadow looms over the entire film, and as shadows go, it is long and very hard to get out from under.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
October 18, 2013
Based very loosely on an early short story by Leo Tolstoy, "Two Jacks" has a much less interesting second act ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Annlee Ellingson
Los Angeles Times
October 17, 2013
Unfortunately, these inconsistencies cause more confusion than the magic Rose is presumably going for.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
October 17, 2013
Playing these self-infatuated flimflammers, Danny and Jack Huston obviously know the drill. It's in their blood.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Barbara VanDenburgh
Arizona Republic
October 17, 2013
Mostly, it makes you feel like the only sober person at a party you can't leave.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Frank Lovece
Film Journal International
October 17, 2013
Granted, the Tolstoy story had the benefit of internal monologues that clarified motivations and impulses. But a good film finds ways of doing this through gesture, expression and other artful ways. This is not a good film.
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
October 17, 2013
Rose's apparent intent is to show how little of Hollywood's Golden Age magic is left today. In that, at least, he succeeds .
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
October 16, 2013
Rather thin but moderately entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
October 16, 2013
It's a reasonably entertaining portrait of disreputable Tinseltown types that should at least provide some knowing chuckles for insiders.
Noel Murray
The Dissolve
October 16, 2013
Like the earlier Huston/Tolstoy projects, Two Jacks is cheap-looking and rough around the edges, but there's a confidence about all these films too.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tina Hassannia
Slant Magazine
October 16, 2013
The embarrassingly low production value of Bernard Rose's 2 Jacks works symbiotically with the film's botched performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
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Inkoo Kang
Village Voice
October 15, 2013
False gravity weighs down 2 Jacks, a father-son drama less interested in exploring familial relations than in tut-tutting the millennials.
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